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Request for Proposals: Enhancing Data Analytics for Adoption and Interoperability Measures
RFP Release Date: September 17, 2014
Proposals Due: September 24, 2014 (11:59pm EDT)
Anticipated Contract Start Date: October 6, 2014
Email all Correspondence to: RFPContact@nyehealth.org

NYeC manages clinical data exchange and related services on behalf of a number of Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs) in New York State that contribute to the RHIO Dashboard. In order to fully provide the RHIO Dashboard measures, NYeC must have a robust picture of the transactions throughout the full range of the data flow, and accurately capture measurements and indicators describing or derived from those data. NYeC seeks to strengthen its current analysis of data within its purview by expanding the documentation in its knowledge base and by aggregating specific measures of the success of health information exchange (HIE).

This effort is furthering the work of the Regional Extension Center whose primary goal was to increase the adoption of EHRs and Meaningful Use Stage 1 for Primary Care Providers (PCPs). To date, the NYeC REC has assisted over 3700 PCPs. NYeC now focuses on adoption and utilization to effect the Triple Aim of improved personal health, better population health, and lower costs by working with all providers on the further adoption of interoperable EHRs. These new uses extend past Stage 1 and include Direct connect capabilities as required under Meaningful Use Stage 2, but additionally includes tools such as query based exchange, clinical alerts, and public health integration. Some or all of which may be included in MU Stage 3 as well as other federal, state, and private programs.

The development of future programs and management of existing initiatives requires an understanding of adoption levels, usage patterns, and trends and NYeC is actively assessing the sustainability of REC or REC-like programs. NYeC seeks support in the development of an analytics framework to measure HIT usage in New York State.

NYeC is requesting proposals for the execution of the first step of this process, which will be a pilot that assesses, normalizes, and queries the data from a limited set of data flows within the NYeC environments that we host today in order to derive meaningful data within a short time frame. The focus will be on analytics related to the measurement of adoption and interoperability including Meaningful Use and EHR requirements. The outcome of the project will be a comprehensive picture of the characteristics of the relevant data points’ paths through the system, their ranges of values, and accurate, validated queries that lead to the measures described above.

NYeC RFP Enhancing Data Analytics for Adoption and Interoperability Measures

Request for Proposals: Dashboard Database Visualization
RFP Release Date: September 12, 2014
Proposals Due: October 3, 2014 (11:59pm EDT)
Anticipated Contract Start Date: October 15, 2014
Email all Correspondence to: RFPContact@nyehealth.org

NYeC is requesting proposals for the development of a user-friendly, web-based, interactive, outward facing RHIO Dashboard and accompanying database. Currently, NYeC works closely with 10 Regional Health Information Exchange Organizations (RHIOs), otherwise known as Qualified Entities (QEs), which report a defined set of metrics related to health IT adoption and usage across their participants including various healthcare organizations and their accompanying clinical and non-clinical staff. Upon signing member participation agreements with a RHIO or QE, the member organizations adopt, implement, and subsequently utilize electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchange (HIE) technologies. NYeC aggregates the metrics from each RHIO on a monthly basis and utilizes the data to report on progress of adoption.

The vendor (consultant) will provide NYeC with appropriate, trained staff that will provide the following services and related deliverables: design, development, and build of a database capable of accepting a standard set of data elements which may change over time. The database would connect to a visualization tool that will interface with our current website in order to demonstrate SHIN-NY and HIT adoption and usage related metrics.

NYeC RFP Dashboard Database Visualization

Request for Proposals: SHIN-NY Image Exchange Strategy Development
RFP Release Date: August 13, 2014
Proposals Due: September 12, 2014 (11:59pm EDT)
Anticipated Contract Start Date: October 15, 2014
Email all Correspondence to: RFPContact@nyehealth.org

NYeC is seeking a consultant to lead the development of a strategy for increasing the adoption of image exchange services statewide through the SHIN-NY through the Qualified Entities/RHIOs. Based upon recent research findings, New York believes there is a great deal of potential for reduction of expensive duplicate imaging through this investment with opportunities to improve patient experience through reduced radiation exposure while reducing overall costs. Currently a subset of RHIOs have image exchange services. This project will seek to offer similar services statewide, expanding services to include HIXNY and the downstate RHIOs.

The selected consultant will be responsible for developing a strategy to enable the creation of a statewide image exchange service. This will include a landscape assessment of the current image exchange landscape and developing an image exchange strategy for the state with an overall goal of increasing adoption of statewide image exchange services 10% by September 2015.

NYeC RFP SHIN-NY Image Exchange Strategy Development